When choosing the best Linux distribution for your needs, multimedia experts such as video editors and photographers will benefit most from a Linux distro that specializes in multimedia production.
There are a few Linux distrubitions that fill the gap for multimedia gurus, and we're going to cover the top choices in this article. Read below to see our countdown of the five best multimedia Linux distros.
While Linux isn't always known for its stellar support of video games, Minecraft developers have released a version specifically for Linux, and it runs great on Manjaro. You don't even need to use Lutris or install Wine for it to function properly.
In this guide, we'll show you how to download and install Minecraft to get you up and playing in no time.
Lutris is a game manager that can be run on Manjaro and other Linux distributions, and it does its job incredibly well. It has thousands of games in its catalog and works with very little fuss, allowing you to install games from the cloud and keep them up to date. Most games are "one click install" titles, meaning that you shouldn't have to worry about fiddling with extra configuration to get a Windows game working on Linux. It just works.
You'll need to have Wine on Manjaro in order to ensure a smooth experience with Lutris. The two work really well together, and that's because the developers of Lutris also work directly with Wine staging. Since the Lutris developers already program their installers to use the most optimal settings possible, there's no need to fool around with Winetricks or any of the usual Wine configuration utilities.
If you've already installed Manjaro and are ready to start gaming, follow along as we setup Lutris and its dependencies on our system.
In this guide, we'll be showing you how to take screenshots in Manjaro Linux. There are a few different utilities we can use to accomplish this task, and this article will ensure that you're familiar with them.
In this tutorial you will learn:
How to take a screenshot with Manjaro's screenshot utilities
How to use Flameshot for screenshots and annotations
How to use Kazam to take screenshots and screencasts
In this tutorial, we guide you through the process of testing a microphone on Manjaro Linux. Microphones should work out of the box on Manjaro and other user-friendly Linux distributions, but sometimes you may need to select the right device from the audio settings menu. This guide will also show how to record sound with a GUI application.
Webcam setup on Manjaro Linux and other user-friendly Linux distributions should be automatic. You can usually plug in your webcam and have instant access to it. If you have a built-in camera, that should also work without any extra configuration.
In this guide, we'll go over testing a webcam on Manjaro and give some troubleshooting pointers in case yours isn't being detected automatically.
Wine gives users a way to run native Windows programs on a Linux system. If you're running Manjaro Linux on your computer but need access to a Windows-only application, installing Wine may be the solution for you.
In this guide, we'll show you how to install Wine on Manjaro, whether you'd like to install the stable or development package. As a proof of concept, we'll run a Windows application on Manjaro after Wine has been installed.
Having the ability to play audio and video files on Manjaro Linux is one of the most essential and basic features for a lot of users. Unfortunately, due to the plethora of media codecs in circulation and the licenses that protect them, it's not always as easy as it sounds.
In this guide, we'll show you the software and third party codecs that you can install on your Manjaro Linux system for maximum compatibility. By the end of this tutorial, your computer should be able to open and play almost any video or audio file you throw at it.
Kodi relies on scrapers to match your files with data on the internet. Those scrapers are looking for specific information in a specific place, so you'll need to name your files to assist the scrapers in locating the correct info for your Kodi library.
FFMpeg is at the core of tons of multimedia utilities, but the utility itself doesn't have the ability to convert multiple files at once. Thankfully, FFMpeg is scriptable, and you can easily set something up quickly with Bash.
Both GNOME and Plasma have their own tools for working with Bluetooth, but desktops like XFCE, MATE, and Cinnamon all use the same common set of tools, making working with Bluetooth speakers across these desktops super simple.
There are a few options for ripping your CDs from the command line, but abcde is easily the most widely available and one of the easiest to work with. You can use it for simple one off rips, or you can configure it to your exact specifications for every use.
Kodi has its own remote app for Android that makes controlling your media center incredibly simple. In order to use it, all you'll need to do is configure Kodi to allow the remote, and install the app on your Android device.
Kodi's library feature lets you browse your videos in a much friendlier and more visually appealing form. Kodi fetches cover artwork and descriptions for your videos, including more readable movie and show titles. It's simple to set up, and Kodi does most of the work automatically.